Internet Security for SMEs Part1: Routers Vs Firewalls


Company sues worker who fell for an email scam

According to a recent BBC News article Glasgow based Peebles Media Group are attempting to sue a former employee who fell foul of a spoof email scam for almost £108,000. The employees solicitor claim that they had not received any training on how to identify online fraud and that the court should dismiss the action. This…


Vital Windows 7 March Update

Hopefully, all Windows 7 users know by now that Microsoft will stop support for the operating system in January 2020, if not you can find out more by reading our blog. But what many do not realise is that support could end as soon as July 2019 if you do not install a critical patch due for…


Server 2008 / Windows 7 – ‘End of Life’

Data Centre

2019 is well underway and if you haven’t already, then now is the perfect time to take stock of your business’s IT infrastructure. Microsoft ended mainstream support for both Server 2008 and Windows 7 back in 2015, meaning that they no longer provide non-critical updates for these Operating Systems and the ‘Extended Support’ period which provides critical security updates and…


Collection #1 Data Breach

Protection concept. Protect mechanism, system privacy.

A huge collection of email addresses and passwords, which can be used to break into online accounts, has been discovered. This vast haul of data, known as “Collection #1” contains 1.16 billion combinations of usernames and passwords and is most likely being used for “credential stuffing” attacks, where hackers run scripts which automatically attempt to…


Introducing Office 365 Backup

Better Together

Data loss happens, even in the cloud! Office 365 and the cloud do not prevent data loss due to human action. A recent study found that 32% of the companies surveyed had experienced data loss in the cloud. 75% of data loss is due to people deleting content accidentally or maliciously, and that’s not the…


50 million users affected by Facebook data breach

Facebook have confirmed that they have suffered a data breach, affecting almost 50 million accounts. It is believed that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebooks “View As” feature in order to steal access tokens.  Access tokens are ‘digital keys’ which allow users to stay logged into Facebook without having to re-enter their password. Guy Rosen,…


Why Cyber Essentials is good for Business

Cyber Essentials Badge

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme which was launched in 2014 by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. The primary aim of the scheme is to encourage organisations to adopt best practices in their IT Security. The Cyber Essentials scheme brings a number of benefits to companies looking to get certified, here is…


Bristol Airport cyber attack causes flight display screens to fail

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has blamed a cyber attack for causing flight display screens to fail for two days Travellers arriving at Bristol Airport found that flight information screens were down due to “technical problems”. The airport used it’s Twitter account to advise passengers to “arrive early and allow extra time for check-in and boarding.” Details of…


British Airways Data Breach

The National Crime Agency and National Cyber Security Centre confirmed they are looking into a security breach at British Airways. The airline has disclosed that hackers stole customer data from its website and mobile app for two weeks from August 21. It is thought that some 380,00 card payments were compromised during this time.   The…